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Issue: 1723

Dated: 18 Nov 2000



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Hot air at climate summit

BIG BUSINESS is wrecking the planet in its pursuit of profit. And world leaders in hock to the giant corporations are blocking any real action to stop it...


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Still more tests

THE GOVERNMENT is subjecting children to yet more tests. The new tests for nine and 13 year olds are "optional"...

Torture by the British army

THE INQUIRY has restarted into the murder of 14 unarmed civil rights protesters by the British army in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1972...

Criminal record

DEATHS LINKED to police road chases have doubled over the last two years, with 22 people dying in road accidents over the last year.

BBC

POSTAL WORKERS at the Underwood Road depot in Paisley, near Glasgow, went back to work on Thursday of last week after a seven-day unofficial walkout succeeded in defending a suspended workmate...

Who is to blame for ruining the world

THE HUGE problems and disasters that humanity and our planet are facing at the beginning of the 21st century have led many people to question the way society is organised...

Defend Council Housing

CAMPAIGNERS against council house privatisation are launching intitiatives to build a major lobby of parliament in January...

Refugees

THE COMMITTEE to Defend Asylum Seekers is encouraging supporters to organise Christmas parties for refugee families...

It pays to use militant tactics

Even newspapers like the Daily Express admitted that protests work after Gordon Brown's pre-budget statement last week...

Anti-privatisation

CAMDEN COUNCIL in north London has been forced into a massive retreat over its threat to privatise caretaking services. This is the result of a big campaign which has united tenants and council worker

London Labour

THE LONDON Labour Party conference last weekend voted overwhelmingly to reject privatisation and keep the tube under public control...

Interference on the telly

THE BBC came under attack in May this year by Jeff Randall in Sunday Business.

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New action

DUDLEY HEALTH workers are escalating their strike against the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and will start a two-week strike on Monday...

Crisis of American 'democracy'

THE OUTCOME of the US election was hanging in the balance as Socialist Worker went to press...

Vote Serwotka

ACTIVISTS around the country are distributing leaflets for Mark Serwotka, who is standing in the election for PCS union general secretary...

This institution kills young men

THE PARENTS of Zahid Mubarek are right to demand a full inquiry into the murder of their son at Feltham young offender institution...

Upcoming events

WORKERS at the BBC are in dispute over the change of the nine o'clock news to ten o'clock. Workers in Editing Studio Operations are angry at the change and the impact on shifts...

Global fury at capitalism

HUNDREDS OF delegates from Socialist Workers Party branches across Britain attended its annual conference in London last weekend. Speakers stressed two key issues in the debates-the growing movement ...

Alexander's

SOME 800 workers at Alexander's bus factory in Falkirk, west of Edinburgh, struck for a day last week. The workers are fighting for a pay rise. They planned two days strike action on Wednesday...

No justice for Diego Garcia

THE ISLANDERS of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean are still banned by New Labour from returning home, despite winning their case in the High Court...

Porton Down book

WHERE WOULD you find 30,000 human guinea pigs put through chemical warfare tests in the world's longest-running programme of human experiments?..

Anger over jobs axe

ANGRY ROLLS Royce workers are threatening action over aerospace bosses' decision to axe 1,300 jobs...

Our cash goes to rail rich

RAILTRACK IS pocketing a huge handout from the government and giving it straight to its shareholders. Railtrack bosses announced this week that profits fell by 31 percent to �175 million...

Wealthy are the winners

NEW LABOUR spin doctors and much of the press hailed Gordon Brown's pre-budget statement as helping pensioners, protecting the environment, and doing something for motorists and small-scale hauliers...

Outrage at Tariq's murder

TARIQ JAVED, an Asian cab driver, was murdered in Bury, Lancashire, last week. His family and the community believe that there must have been a racial motive for the brutal attack, and police are now ...

Bin workers

ANGRY BIN workers in Manchester went on unofficial strike for four days last week after one of them was sacked for remarks made to a manager...

16,000 deaths due to poverty

IF YOU are poor you have a much higher chance of dying from cancer than if you are rich...

Crisis hits Nazi Haider

A DEEPENING political crisis is engulfing the far right Freedom Party in Austria. It became the most successful far right party in Europe in October last year...

Just 2.5 weeks to December protests

THE BIGGEST ever protest in Europe against neo-liberalism will take place in just two and a half weeks in Nice, in the south of France...


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